Riders of all ages, abilities turn out to Hampton Classic

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On the first set of days of competition at the Hampton Classic, News 12's Jamie Stuart caught up with riders of all different abilities and ages.

From Abigail Davis at 9 years old to three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward.

“I love animals, and it’s very fun to ride,” says Davis. She says she feels safe on her horse, Burberry.

Ward says he is the second oldest rider in the top 10 in the world right now.

More than 50,000 spectators are expected and $800,000 in prize money will be handed out this week.

Sunday is the final day of competition.

The Hampton Classic is taking place from August 25 through Sept. 1 in Bridgehampton. News 12 will bring you daily digital coverage. Use this highlight rundown for updates about winners and news and notes about the competition.

News 12 is the official media partner of the Hampton Classic. Tune in all this week at 8 a.m. daily for exclusive coverage. Only on News 12.

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